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    The Saturday Post: 'Magical Journey' edition

    Our kids may have moved out and on, yet there's still plenty for us to do and be and grow into. Katrina Kenison's words, excerpted from Magical Journey, beautifully and gracefully underscores that as she moves into a phase of life many of us already know, may still be coming to terms with.


    I posted a similar yet quite different video from Katrina Kenison in the past, a recitation from her book, The Gift of an Ordinary Day. If you  missed it, check it out here.

    Today's question:

    Which was/is more challenging for you: young kids at home or older kids who've moved out?

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Thank you for posting the video. How especially beautiful and appropriate as we move into 2013 and 'make resolutions' for changes to our lives.

    I can't answer your question because I'm every bit as challenged now as I was when I had young kids at home. In fact, there doesn't seem to be much of a difference...only the faces/ages have changed. At this point in my life, I expected to be sitting on my couch with a remote in my hand and not a worry in the world. Not so!

    As I continue to grapple with my decades old challenge/enemy 'lack of time'...I am at least comforted by the fact that there's not a darn good thing to watch on TV:)

    December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    This video makes me sad because I DO have to live life alone, with my Jerry gone now eighteen years...and I STILL miss him every day.

    But there are still new things to do like going with Susan (my youngest) to see, in Denver, her first grandchild, my newest great-grandchild. Thanks for the reminder that life does go on.

    And my greatest challenge is feeling so far out of most of the things that go on in my seven childrens lives.

    December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    I think the younger kids at home was a bigger challenge for me, and I say that because I was much younger and not nearly as (wise and patient) as I am now. I had to "grow into" my patience. It was a struggle. I do cherish my time with the kids when they were little, though. However, i love the relationships I have with my grown sons. They are both amazing adult human beings. And I miss them so!

    December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sonoda

    Wow, that is an inspiring video! For me, having grown kids is just as challenging as having young kids. The challenges are different but every bit as challenging.

    December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

    Certainly a thought provoking video. I certainly struggled much harder raising my daughter than I have now with her grown, happily married, a Mother herself and just an amazing person. (But she was the teenager from HELL!)

    December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    What a beautiful video. Thank you so much for sharing it. Both ends of the "kids" spectrum held challenges and great joys. Can't say one was more so than another. Depends on the day. Depends on the year.

    December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
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